The 2016-17 Mansfield ISD Board of Trustees has been selected as the 2017 Region 11 Outstanding School Board.
The recent award is a rare sweep of the region’s executive-level educational awards program. Earlier this month, Superintendent Dr. Jim Vaszauskas was named Region 11 Superintendent of the Year.
The school board award, sponsored by the Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA), was created in 1971 to recognize school boards that have demonstrated outstanding dedication and have rendered ethical service to the children of Texas.
School boards are nominated by their superintendent for the prestigious award. The application process involves creating a booklet of information and documentation that addresses topics such as supporting educational performance and improvements, putting students first and maintaining positive relationships. The regional winner is chosen by a panel of school superintendents.
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MISD’s 2016-17 school board is now in the running for the state award. The TASA selection committee will review all 20 regional entries and announce five finalists on Aug. 8.
These finalists, designated as Honor Boards, will then be interviewed by the state selection committee. The state winner will be named the Texas Outstanding School Board for 2017.
The finalists will be recognized at the Texas Association of School Administrators/Texas Association of School Boards (TASA/TASB) annual convention on Oct. 6.